Government agent Charlie Chan is investigating a spy ring intent on stealing radar plans, which leads him to a radio station in a building also containing a radar research facility. Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, and Benson Fong Mantan Moreland and Ben Carter perform a version of their nightclub routine. A lack of a copyright notice in the film puts it in the public domain. IMDb Link ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Charlie Chan
PHILO VANCE Philo Vance was the detective creation of S. S. Van Dine first published in the mid 1920s. Vance, in the original books, is an intellectual so highly refined he seems he might be ghostwritten by P. G. Wodehouse. Take this quote from The Benson Murder Case, 1924, as Vance pontificates in his inimitable way: "That's your fundamental error, don't y' know. Every crime is witnessed by outsiders, just as is every work of art. The fact that no one sees the criminal, or the artist,... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Philo Vance,...
Librivox recording of A Master of Mysteries by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace. Read by J. M. Smallheer. "It so happened that the circumstances of fate allowed me to follow my own bent in the choice of a profession. From my earliest youth the weird, the mysterious had an irresistible fascination for me. Having private means, I resolved to follow my unique inclinations, and I am now well known to all my friends as a professional exposer of ghosts, and one who can clear away the mysteries of... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, mystery Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The best Old Time Radio adventures in crime, mystery, espionage and suspense! Relic Radio Thrillers delivers the ticking time bombs, mysterious crime scenes, and the cloak and dagger action that today's armchair adventurer demands! ( 2 reviews ) Topic: relicradio.com
THE BLACK MUSEUM Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name "Black Museum" was coined in 1877 by a reporter from "The Observer", a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. It is this museum that inspired The Black Museum radio series, produced in London by Harry Alan Towers. From Jay Hickerson's "The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Black Museum, The...
Old Time Radio Programs. Detective series. The Final shows went back the the 30 minute self contained storylines. PAGE 01 PAGE 02 PAGE 03 PAGE 04 Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Nostalgia Pages Forum ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Old Time Radio
SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD In an earlier time, just prior to and following the Second World War, the general public was fascinated by the subject of crime. Numerous magazines of "True Crime Stories" filled the newsstands. Radio also helped fill the need with fictional heroes such as Johnny Dollar and The Saint. Few true crime dramas, other than Gangbusters or Dragnet, sustained long term success on radio. The Secrets of Scotland Yardwas a successful crime drama series, initially airing... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Secrets of Scotland...
I was annoyed that files derived from this movie lost audio after 17 minutes of play, so that it was necessary to download or play the 3.8 GB MPEG-2 file. The Internet Archive tried to re-derive MPEG-1 and MPEG-4 files from it to fix this audio problem to no avail. I had better luck. The 1.02 GB MPEG-4 file listed was derived from the original MPEG-2 file using settings near the limit of the MPEG-4 codec and deinterlaced. Enjoy! IMDb ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Horror, Mystery
From IMDb: A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper. She proves to be Princess Lin Hwa, on a secret military mission for Chinese forces fighting the Japanese invasion. Mr. Wong finds two captains with the intial J in the case, neither being quite what he seems; there's fog on the waterfront and someone still has that poison-dart gun...... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong
From IMDb: Travelers on a trans-European train are delayed for a night due to bad weather in an unnamed country. The passengers cram into the small village hotel where socialite Iris Henderson meets an old governess called Miss Froy. Shortly after the journey restarts, Miss Froy disappears. Stars: Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Hitchcock, mystery, suspense, pdmovies
ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature, but the detective story didn't arrive on the scene until the mid 1800's. Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, published in 1841, was the first. The Murder's main character, C. Auguste Dupin, was a brilliant detective who relied on superior deductive powers to solve the crime. He and his unnamed narrator companion solved this and two other mysteries. Later in the 19th century Sir Arthur... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, Adventures of Philip Marlowe,...
Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller, PRC, George Zucco, Lionel Atwill
ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature, but the detective story didn't arrive on the scene until the mid 1800's. Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, published in 1841, was the first. The Murder's main character, C. Auguste Dupin, was a brilliant detective who relied on superior deductive powers to solve the crime. He and his unnamed narrator companion solved this and two other mysteries. Later in the 19th century Sir Arthur... ( 11 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Adventures of Philip...
Season One Episode 16 (5 January 1959) An honest union leader is killed with a car bomb and suspicion falls on his chief rival, who hires Gunn to clear his name. This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. The Fuse. 5 Jan 59 (in notice: 1958) LP 15083 and never renewed. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic Tv, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective
Low-budget Haunted House Horror Movie about 5 people who spend the night at old house where two people were murdererd. Its a little amateurish, but is fairly creepy and even a little scary. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: haunted house, ghosts, murder
The Ghoul is a 1933 British Horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger and Ralph Richardson, whose debut film this was. The plot centres around a Professor (Karloff) who is to be buried with an Egyptian jewel in order to attain eternal life. When the jewel is stolen by his servant, the professor rises from the dead to reclaim it. The film, based on the play and novel by Dr. Frank King and Leonard J. Hines, was once considered to be a lost film since the original... ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Horror, Egypt, Mummy, Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, Lost Film
Librivox recording of The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton. Read by David Barnes A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the 'mystic' former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner of an entirely new profession, and member of the Club of Queer Trades. (Summary by David Barnes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, short stories, detective, mystery Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
HERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL EPISODES OF THE CBC RADIO SHOW "NIGHTFALL" A WONDERFUL RADIO PROGRAM FROM THE 1980'S- ENJOY! *There will be more episodes to come so check back soon! ( 11 reviews ) Topics: NIGHTFALL, OTR, CANADIAN RADIO SHOW, HORROR OLD TIME RADIO, CBC
English Old Time Radio from the 1950s. This is a vintage radio drama series about a criminal psychologist, Dr Morelle, who solves murder cases which are too complex for the police. Morelle is played by English film actor Cecil Parker, and is alternately helped and hindered in his investigations by his secretary Miss Frayle, played by film actress Sheila Sim. The series was created by writer Ernest Dudley, who conceived the character during an air raid in 1942. The curmudgeonly and sarcastic... ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR, Drama, A Case For Dr Morelle, Dr Morelle, Morelle